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Money, Money, Money

The first major event of each new session is the Speech from the Throne, which outlines the government's plans for the session. The second major event is the unveiling of the annual budget, which details how the government wants to spend our tax dollars to put its plans into action. The budget is introduced to the Assembly in the Budget Address, which normally takes place within a month of session's opening. The Budget Address is the result of a long process in which government departments juggle their needs and priorities based on cabinet's guidance. The following focuses on what you see when you watch the members tackle the provincial budget in the Assembly.













Voices of Politics
In 1993, the Alberta Progressive Conservative government broke with parliamentary tradition by extending the winter legislative session to allow Ralph Klein to address the province, instead of the Lieutenant Governor. Here, Premier Klein outlines his government's new economic development strategy and fiscal plan.
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Reproduced from the Teacher's Guide to the Alberta Legislature, 1993 with the kind permission of the Legislative Assembly Office.
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